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Consumer Reports Magazine

February 2013
February 2013

Cover Story

7 Financial mistakes to avoid
We'll show you how to steer clear of the mistakes or change course

Special Section

Are these infomercial exercisers worth buying?
Reviews of Jay Glazer’s Perfect Punch, the Rhythm Rocker, and the Nautilus CoreBody Reformer
Best treadmills and elliptical exercisers
These machines can energize your workouts without busting your budget
The 13 best weight-loss programs
9,000 readers rate 13 diet plans and tools


Knowing Which Products are Truly Made in America
How to know which flag-waving products are true red, white, and blue


2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Review
A retrofitted Impreza gets some off-road cred
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport review
This midsized SUV was redesigned for 2013

Up Front

Best chocolates for special occasions
These treats make ideal holiday and Valentine's Day gifts
Eat your vegetable chips
Some healthy-sounding snacks might not be any better for you than potato chips
Have some oranges with that liquid
Cans we opened held about 57% of the label’s claimed weight in solids
 Are White plates and Hefty Basics Plates Biodegradable?
Do these disposable dishes decompose?
Choosing the Best Soap Dispenser for Your Needs
We tested devices from Simplehuman, Lysol, and iTouchless

CR Health

Red-carpet medical care, for a fee
It's unclear whether keeping a doctor on retainer translates into better health for patients—and the concept raises thorny ethical questions

CR Money

How to claim an unclaimed life-insurance policy
The average unclaimed life benefit is $2,000


How safe are flame retardants?
This page highlights efforts of Consumers Union to improve the marketplace
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Selling It
A monthly selection of goofs, glitches, and gotchas

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